It’s hard to avoid death. It’s a part of life. It is always present, IN LIFE, no matter how hard we try to look around it.
You can’t arrange it. You can’t say ‘oh hey, hold on there. We have a few festive occasions coming up… you mind holding off for a month or two?’
It comes when it wants to. Unexpectedly. Suddenly. Frighteningly quick, or with a long-drawn out warning. Both methods of delivery are difficult to deal with, with the latter excruciatingly so.
No one talks about it. No one wants to talk about. But it’s gonna happen to all of us, one day or another. We try to ignore it, not focus on the fact, and use denial and procrastination to avoid thinking about it. Even when we’ve dealt with it closely, we still don’t really know how to handle it, when it happens to a friend. There is really nothing, that can be said.
So we say nothing. About the thing that goes hand in hand with life.
Life and Death. Death and Life. One day we’re here, the other….
So enjoy your days. Not just your Fridays. But every day. Because for someone, it is their last.